Shopping Locally While Vacationing

Hey there, folks!

Let's talk about why shopping locally is just as important when you travel on vacation as it is in your hometown here in Canada. We all know that supporting locally owned businesses is a no-brainer, but what happens when we hit the road? Do we just throw our ideals out the window and head straight for the nearest big box store? Not on my watch, people!

Visiting a local market on vacation

When you're on vacation, the best part is exploring new places and discovering unique items from local businesses. Sure, you could hit up a chain restaurant with the kids, but why not try a local bistro with a flavor and atmosphere that you can't find back home? I mean, who wants to eat the same old thing they have at home when they're on vacation?

I recently took a trip to New York City and had a blast exploring different neighborhoods with their own unique charm and vibe. And let me tell you, it's worth it to hop on a subway for ten minutes to get away from the tourist traps and find hidden gems that are one-of-a-kind. I met locals who were passionate about their city and were more than happy to recommend places to visit that weren't on the usual tourist track.

When people come to your hometown, don't you want to show them something new and exciting? By supporting local businesses, you're not only helping the local economy, but you're also helping to preserve the character and charm of your community. Let's all make an effort to embrace what makes our neighborhoods unique and support the little guys - even when we're on vacation. Who knows, you might just discover your new favorite spot!


  • Posted On: May 14, 2023
Hi, I'm one of the people who make's Shop-Local Canada tick. I'm a contributor, researcher, editor and a support person. Let me know if I can help.

Comments & Replies

Marilyn Says:
Heck ya.... I just shake my head when I go on vacation and I see tourists going to Walmart to get stuff. What's the sense in going away if you just surround yourself with the same stuff in the same atmosphere. For Christ sake, go to a local market and see what the locals buy.

Join the conversation - Fill in the form below:

Send us your feedback:

Shop-Local Home Page Blog > Shopping Locally While Vacationing
Copyright © 2011-2024 - Shop–Local Canada - All rights reserved.